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Eric Close

Eric was born in Staten Island, New York, May 24th. His father is an orthopedic surgeon and his mother is an artist. Eric is the eldest of three brothers. His family moved to Indiana, then to Michigan and finally settled in San Diego when Eric was eight years old. He graduated with a B.A. in communications from the University of Southern California in 1989. He married Keri in 1995 and has two daughters, Katie and Ella. Eric and his family love philanthropy and traveling the world. Eric is a sportsman, preferring outdoor sports such as rock climbing, snow skiing, tennis, golf, sailing, surfing, scuba diving and fly-fishing. He also enjoys reading historical fiction. He was interested in acting and film making from a very early age, and had some stage experience in school, but didn't decide to go for an acting career until after college. His first role was in a theater production "Rat Songs" in L.A. and was offered a part in the Edward James Olmos directed film American Me (1992) and "Safe House" directed by Elena Mannes for AFI. After doing those two films he returned to theater with "Thanksgiving Cries." He had many guest appearances on TV shows, and then started landing lead roles in shows such as Dark Skies (1996), The Magnificent Seven (1998), and Now and Again (1999), the CBS hit Without a Trace (2002) and most recently Chaos (2011). Eric joined the DGA as a director in 2007.

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May 24, 1967 In Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series MacGyver 1985-09-29
Latest Project:
Series Nashville 2012

4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Nashville
Poster of Without a Trace
Poster of The Magnificent Seven
Nashville Teddy Conrad 68 episodes, 2012-2017 2012
Suits Unknown 2011-06-23
Chaos Michael Dorset 13 episodes, 2011 2011-04-01
American Horror Story Unknown 2011-10-05
Seven Deadly Sins Jack Powell 2 episodes, 2010 2010
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Without a Trace Martin Fitzgerald 160 episodes, 2002-2009 2002-09-26
Taken Unknown 2002-12-02
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Now and Again Michael Wiseman 22 episodes, 1999-2000 1999-09-24
The Magnificent Seven Vin Tanner 22 episodes, 1998-2000 1998-01-03
Dark Skies John Loengard 19 episodes, 1996-1997 1996-09-21
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Major Dad Unknown 1989-09-17
MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29